A favorite of many of the AT editors that attended ICFF was the Autoban line, built by De La Espada. Here is AT:Chicago's take, and here is AT:NY's review. But even if you were not able to attend ICFF, lucky for us Angelenos, De La Espada have a showroom here in West Hollywood. They are having an event next Tuesday June 19,2007 to exhibit these pieces.
Autoban is an Istanbul-based architecture/interior design/product studio, and their unique style has garnered them a lot of attention lately. Their witty but intelligent pieces are largely made from natural materials in timeless designs with quirky touches. De La Espada have teamed up with Autoban to manufacture this collection and combines the best qualities of the two firms. This event will be a great opportunity to get a first hand look and feel at the extremely fine craftsmanship and detail of these modern wood pieces. It's free, and wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Valet will also be available. The De La Espada West Hollywood showroom is located at 8483 Melrose Ave (on the corner of La Cienega.) Tuesday June 19th,2007 from 6pm-8pm. You can RSVP to losangeles (at) delaespada.com or call 323.951.1085 (Stop by and tell them AT:LA sent ya!)